Reading Time: 4 minutes Blame it on the Deep State! This is what politicians do when they get in trouble. It helps that people don’t really know what they’re talking about. While the term is now common — and commonly abused — WhoWhatWhy has been exploring this fascinating topic for years.
Reading Time: 19 minutes How the largest sports corruption scandal of all time was uncovered and prosecuted in the US — the country that cares the least about soccer.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The US president is notoriously thin-skinned. He’s faced considerable protests across America — but it’s about to be turned up to “11” when he touches down in the UK tomorrow.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Counterintelligence officials confirm Russia played a major role in helping Donald Trump get elected. Now the Justice Department is investigating whether key Kremlin officials used the NRA to donate money to Trump’s campaign.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Self-aggrandizement, grandiose promises, and conflicting interpretations characterize a historic and bizarre US-North Korea summit.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Many evangelical leaders have gone all in for President Donald Trump. Down the road, that could backfire and hopefully cost them — and other religious organizations that get too involved in partisan politics — their tax-exempt status.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Officers of the law across all levels are (ab)using their power to oppress others. They find a justification for their actions in the words and actions of their ultimate boss.
Reading Time: 27 minutes Everyone’s buzzing about the huge payment Trump pal Michael Cohen took to get the Ukrainian president in with the American president. But there’s more of a Ukraine connection to Michael Cohen than the media is telling us.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Wait: Isn’t the main Trump scandal about Russian influence? All of a sudden they’re talking about a bunch of other countries. Don’t worry. We’ll explain.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has one of the toughest jobs in Washington. He wants to ensure that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election can proceed while also having to handle the increasingly frequent tantrums from President Donald Trump. The latest chapter in this ongoing saga started in late April when Trump Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump raged over all the US jobs that he claimed had been lost to China, and said he would go with a program of “America First” when it came to trade deals with that country. Now we learn he is considering amending sanctions on Chinese phone maker ZTE because his Read More
Reading Time: 3 minutes Various companies handed Michael Cohen piles of cash in what looks like a pretty blatant attempt to buy access to President Donald Trump. Now that they have been caught, they call it a “mistake.” But isn’t it really just business as usual in the US?
Reading Time: 4 minutes President Donald Trump’s avalanche of lies poses a challenge for his supporters and the media alike. For the benefit of us all, they must call him out in more definitive terms.
Reading Time: 5 minutes We are about to witness a no-holds-barred match between two of the greatest bait-and-switch artists in history.Two men will enter the ring. In this corner, Donald J. Trump, who describes himself as the best dealmaker on the planet. In the other corner, North Korea dictator, Kim Jong-un, a man who runs his hermit kingdom with Read More
Reading Time: 4 minutes Constitutional expert Laurence Tribe settles the arguments on impeachment with context, background, history, and forecasting of the act of removing top civic officials.
Reading Time: 3 minutes President Donald Trump’s poll numbers are up on his perceived win and leadership qualities. But there is a difference between a leader and a bully.
Reading Time: 26 minutes With the FBI raid on Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s office, everyone is scrambling for explanations. But as WhoWhatWhy reported last year, Michael Cohen’s background has long demanded close scrutiny. He came out of nowhere, backed by Russia-connected figures, and bought his way into Donald Trump’s heart. Here’s the full story as it appeared on September 18, 2017.
Reading Time: 7 minutes A small group with ties to President Donald Trump’s opioid czar has just been awarded $24 million in federal grants.
Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s possible Donald Trump might not have won — might not even have run for president — were it not for the action of a panel of judges years ago.
Reading Time: 4 minutes President Donald Trump once again had people scratching their heads over his (in)actions involving Russia. Why does he so frequently seem to act with Vladimir Putin’s interests in mind — at the expense of the American people?